Did you know there are many ways personal space and our identity inform one another in both predictable and unique ways? In this post real estate veteran Steven Fudge, explores our housing is a symbol of self, and how Toronto condominium developers have long tailored their properties to specific Buyers.
Located on a south-facing slope of West Vancouver, this 1979 residence was designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson for the owner of a diversified manufacturing firm specializing in metal fabrication. The intent was to construct the primarily steel and glass building using the materials, expertise, and labour available in the plant. Today, it's for sale for $16.8 Million.
Given the pioneering masters of Modern Architecture developed 'The International Style' in the 1920's and 1930's - giving birth to the aphorism "Less Is More" - it's amazing it wasn't until the end of the 2000's Toronto began seeing this breath-taking building form being referenced in residential condominiums.
In Toronto, shelter co-ownership solutions are slowly becoming more prevalent. This is occurring for variety of reasons, many of which are related to bloated property market and a lack of affordable housing. HousePorn's Steve Fudge explores the opportunities and constraints of converting to a co-ownership model.